When time permits, everything will be moved over to WordPress. My good buddy and fellow d-dad has taken on the task, and I’m very much at a loss for words as to my appreciation for that. The reasons are many for the move, but I won’t bore you with the gory details. However, I will leave you with a story, a story that typifies why I write this blog.
This story is about my three girls and how much they mean to me. I love being a dad! It’s hard! It’s rewarding! Having two young girls with Type 1 Diabetes adds a whole other dynamic, see previous 50 or so blog posts for the reasons why. But I can tell you I love being a dad.
To say I’m a bit pragmatic, is an understatement. To say I’m eclectic, well that is drawing from some good sources of data. To say I find a way to make that work, is a complement ill take. I do, however, live by a higher set of standards, those can be summed up by helping others and not seeing one as to be better than others, regardless of any social economic, education, race or religious background. To put it plainly, we are all equal, we just play different rolls. I hope my girls pick up on this. I try to live it, not perfectly all the time, but I do try and work to get better. I guess its an on going process.
As part of that process I started going to an early morning bible study at my church. I know you just fainted, yes I go to church. I’ve always avoided this study called men fraternity because I never really liked how many at different churches act. The whole idea being around a bunch of judgmental guys was not appealing. Plus work always provided a way out with my schedule. This year the work schedule was no longer the crutch so I went.
What I found is that most were not the judgmental kind, but the kind who want to help in a real and meaningful way. The coffee is good too. The time is real straight forward, and is about being a better father and husband. Its not over pouring with religiosity, but real life stuff, good old gory details Being accountable, not overbearing and hot tempered. Our study leader, a regular guy like me, has said some thought provoking things. I will not go into detail, but it takes a lot to get my attention. Plus, the coffee is good.
Here is another, you guessed it, another (however) so here it is. However, I get up at 5 am to be there at 6 am, so I don’t see my girls at all that day. That frankly sucks, really sucks!
Today, I figured out a way to interact with them, let them know they’re never far from my thoughts. I wrote them a short letter. I told them I missed them and was really sorry. I told them we would have a fun time this weekend. I even drew funny pictures of us four. My wife said they really laughed hard. And to my surprise, they wrote me a letter back. All three signed it too. Even though I didn’t see them, I felt like I was a good dad today. Godspeed to you all, see you soon on WordPress. Below is a picture of letter they wrote back. I think I’ll frame it.
PS. I will tell them its not a good habit skip church, lol.
Thanks for the comment… I've actually read your blog before, and had forgotten to add it to my list. Mind if I do? My poor brain is so fried by diabetes and pregnancy, I'm surprised I can remember my own name these days!
Such a sweet note from your girls! Definitely a keeper!
Thanks for the note back and reading my blog. I would be honored if you added me to your list. I am moving the blog to wordpress soon. A lot of people don't know Heather is my wife, must be you figured it out. Thanks.
Somehow I was able to put two and two together… I was reading your blog and a lot of it sounded familiar. Not too many families dealing with two dx. I remember reading your wife's blog when I happened and my heart just broke. Adding you to my list now!